On schedule STEM Lab project moves ahead in December [video]
Interior work on building expansion to begin soon
Construction on the reconstructed STEM Lab in Northglenn moved ahead in December and remains on pace for an August 2019 completion.
The school is in the midst of a two-year renovation and reconstruction. Phase 2, which began this past summer, involves the construction of a 25,000-square-foot expansion on the west side of the building. A similar expansion was completed on the east side of the building in 2018. The project is one of the largest pieces of the 2016 Bond Program made possible thanks to the support of the Five Star community.
Progress over the last month included the completion of concrete foundation pours as well as the pouring of the new parking lot and driving lanes. The yellow exterior skin of the building - a familiar sight to the STEM Lab community for the past 18 months - is now being put in place. Roof decking was completed in December with actual roof installation slated to get under way toward the end of the month. Completing the basic exterior of the building or "drying in" will now interior work to ramp up including the construction of interior walls.
When the school's renovation and reconstruction is completed, it will allow enrollment to grow and provide more STEM-learning opportunities for students across the Five Star District. The expansion will add one more class at each grade level K-7. As a magnet school, families of interested students must apply through the Choice program. Choice for the 2019-2020 school year opens Dec. 1, 2018. The first round of Choice is NOT first come, first served. All applications received between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31, 2019 are considered in the same lottery.